How many houses extended hospitality to travelers along the road without a license? Considering the distance between houses and the time it took to travel, a welcoming stop along the way was necessary. These houses provided hospitality without a license and are truly forgotten taverns. Many taverns began in this
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As summer comes to an end, so do the outdoor festivals. Summer brings with it parades, holidays like Memorial Day, 4th of July, and Labor Day, lazy days at the beach, and cherished moments on the patio with friends. It's a season that includes sipping a glass of
By 1679, a mere six years later, nearly half of the taverns added rum to their offerings, alongside beer, wine, and cider. Rum had firmly established its presence. As the late 1600s transitioned into the early 1700s, rum and rum-based mixed drinks surpassed all others in popularity. While home farmers
The end of the Horseshoe Tavern For more than 12 years, the Horseshoe had proudly held its official license, a legacy that transitioned when William passed away in 1698 at the age of 61. At the time of his passing, William was held in high regard within the community, holding
Is everyone drunk in the 17th century? In 1658, Mr. Sergeant John Steven found himself facing charges of intoxication and was summoned to court. His servant, Lovejoy, testified against him, stating that he had observed Mr. Steven “reele [really] coming to me”. Lovejoy further explained that Stevens was so intoxicated
Discover forgotten history, old recipes, lively drinking games, and unearth obsolete words that were once part of the tavern lexicon. Join us on this enthralling journey as we bring to light these hidden gems from the world of taverns and unravel the intriguing stories they hold.